self-employed

Workplace pensions: more people are saving but not as much cash as before

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 | News

Government data shows a 5% increase in the total amount being saved in workplace pensions, but average savings levels fall to an all-time low.

Self-employed workers lose out on pension savings, says think tank

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

Self-employed workers are very worried about their lack of retirement savings, a think tank has warned.

Could you make millions by self-publishing?

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | Article

Publishing the first of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy online turned EL James into a multi-millionaire and led to a Hollywood movie deal.

Avoid the penalties: Two million still to file tax returns with just one day left

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 | News

Workers who need to file a 2016/17 self-assessment tax return have until tomorrow (31 January) to do it.

First-timers urged to file tax returns early

Friday, 29 December 2017 | News

Self-employed people are being urged to file their tax returns as soon as possible, particularly if they are doing so for the first time.

It’s never too late to start again: Find a job in later life

Monday, 11 December 2017 | Article

We speak to five people who have managed to find employment in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Plus we find out the support that’s on offer for older workers.

Abolition of Class 2 national insurance contributions delayed

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

Self-employed workers will continue to pay Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) either voluntarily or mandatorily until April 2019, it’s been announced.

Don’t risk a £100 fine - one week left to file paper tax returns

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 | News

Over one million people who submit paper tax returns have seven days left to send their documents to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ask the Experts: "What records should I keep now that I’m self-employed?"

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Assuming your self-employed income will be more than £1,000, the first thing you should do is register with HMRC. You can do this online at Gov.uk/log-infile-self-assessment-tax-return/ register-if-youre-self-employed.

Self-employed should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

A new review, commissioned by the government, says self-employed workers should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions and their Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) hiked.